January Newsletter

Lincoln Elementary School

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Thank you Ms. Ballo for this great mural!!!


Upcoming events:

-January 12: Single Session Day/Professional Development Day

-January 17: MLK Day (School Closed)

-January 19: Winter Concert

-January 25th: NAEP testing (select students)

-January 28: End of Marking Period 2


-Please join our PTO. Your support has a huge impact on the activities and events we can provide to our Lincoln students. Please visit https://lncpto.wixsite.com/lincolnpto for more details.

Students of the Month!

Fundraiser for CHOP!

We raised over $750 from pajama day for the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Special thanks to our leaders Ms. Eng, Ms. Fandrick, and Ms. Alexa and our community service team for organizing this fundraiser. We are so proud of our school community!

Student Council Door Decorating Contest

Breakfast with Frosty!

Thank you to Lincoln families for coming out for hot chocolate and SANTA! Thank you to the PTO and our volunteers for a great event!

Growing Reading Comprehension


With this strategy, students will READ small chunks of text, STOP to monitor their understanding, and then THINK within, about, or beyond the text. Many comprehension skills can be applied at these stopping points, and you can do this with both fiction and non-fiction texts.

Growing A Love for Reading

Read to them. As kids are growing up, make reading aloud part of your daily routine. Kids will make positive associations with reading and spending time with family.

Keep books in the house. Kids who grow up in homes with lots of books read more. If your family has an ereader, keep it stocked with new books. You can even check out ebooks from the library.

Set aside time daily for your kids to read. Prioritizing reading by making time for it, even as kids get older, has a huge impact.

Read! Parents who read more have kids who read more. Don't save your reading time for after your kids are in bed. Read in front of them, and make going to the library a routine for you and your kids.

When A Child Gets Stuck On a Word..

As your child is reading to you, if they pause at a word or stumble as they try and pronounce it, here are some tricks you could prompt your child to try.

Birthdays to Celebrate This Month!

-January 4th: Mrs. Sasso

-January 11th: Mr. Sorkin

-January 11th: Mrs. Johnston

-January 13th: Ms. Eng

-January 14th: Mrs. Berger

-January 16th: Mrs. Riley

-January 28th: Mr. Meli

Important Information From Our School Nurse

With the colder weather approaching, unfortunately so is cold and flu season.

Some reminders:

-A good rule to follow: "When in doubt, keep them out." It is very important to keep children home when they are not feeling well; healthy children learn better.

-Do not send your children into school by giving them any fever-reducing medications. Your child must be fever-free (without using Tylenol or Ibuprofen), not vomiting or having diarrhea, or any frequent coughing before returning back to school within 24 hours.

I am working hard to ensure your child's academic success by promoting a safe and healthy environment; keeping our children healthy is a TEAM effort. Thank you in advance for your help!